SNOW HILL – The N.C. Department of Transportation will install an all-way stop at a Greene County intersection to improve safety.
The all-way stop will be installed at the intersection of N.C. 91 and Middle School Road. Drivers on N.C. 91 currently do not stop.
NCDOT crews will begin work at the intersection on Wednesday morning, weather permitting. Drivers should slow down and watch for crews and equipment, if traveling through this area.
Converting intersections into all-way stops have shown to reduce total crashes by 68%. Drivers encountering all-way stops should follow these rules:
- The first vehicle at the intersection has the right of way;
- When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way and may go straight or, if legal and after signaling, turn left or right;
- When two facing vehicles approach an intersection simultaneously, both drivers can move straight ahead or turn right. If one driver is going straight while the other wants to turn left, the driver who wants to turn left must yield; and
Even with the right of way, drivers should remember to use appropriate turn signals and watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.